Battle for RSPL fourth spot resumes

first_imgWith the top three of Portmore United, Montego Bay United and defending champions Arnett Gardens securing their semi-final round qualification for the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL), the battle will resume for the other spot.In contention for that spot are the promoted UWI FC (42 points, who are sitting in pole position as they currently occupy fourth, a position they earned last week with a comfortable win over the defending champions Arnett Gardens at the UWI Bowl. Humble Lion (41), the team which occupied that spot for most of the season, will be looking to get an away win over the inconsistent Boys’ Town (38) at Barbican.stop RenoFormer champions Harbour View (39) are still in the running, but they let themselves down badly last week with a loss to Boys’ Town. To get back in the picture, they will have to stop Reno, something that is not beyond them.Humble Lion are just a point behind UWI FC and will be hoping for a slip by the college boys and that they get the better of Boys’ Town to put themselves in the driver’s seat.UWI FC cannot be faulted for the confidence flowing through their ranks ahead of their game against Cavalier, especially after the results of last week. A win over the defending champions is nothing to sniff at and with today’s opponents being put to the sword last week by the relegation-battling Rivoli, they are well within their right to think that these are three points they can take, especially at home.Goalscoring is something that UWI FC can confidently say they have addressed with Girvon Brown finding his scoring boots and using them with regularity and he has been getting good support from Anthony Grant, Anthony Greenland and Kemar Cummings. Cavalier, for their part, will be happy that their top player Chevone Marsh has caught the eye of the national selectors, but will not be so happy that that good fortune has denied them of his services for today’s match.In Marsh’s absence, Cleon Pryce and Sulae McCalla will have to shoulder more of the attacking responsibility for Cavalier.Today’s Games:• 3:30 p.m: Arnett Gardens vs Montego Bay United – Anthony Spaulding Complex• 3:30 p.m: Boys’ Town vs Humble Lion – Barbican Stadium• 3:30 p.m: Harbour View vs Reno – Harbour View Stadium• 3:30 p.m: Portmore United vs Waterhouse – Juici Park, Clarendon• 3:30 p.m: Rivoli United vs Tivoli Gardens – Spanish Town Prison Oval• 3:30 p.m: UWI FC vs Cavalier – UWI Bowl, Monalast_img read more

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Fabregas ready for Monaco switch – report

first_img0Shares0000Thanks, goodbye: Cesc Fabregas leaves the Stamford Bridge pitch on Saturday © AFP / Adrian DENNISMONACO, Monaco, Jan 6 – Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas is expected in Monaco on Sunday to negotiate a transfer to the French Ligue 1 club from Chelsea, sports daily L’Equipe reported Saturday.Fabregas and his agent Darren Dein will meet Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasyliev although a source told AFP that the move has not yet been finalised. Fabregas, 31, played four seasons at Arsenal from 2003-2007 alongside current Monaco coach Thierry Henry.He moved to Chelsea in 2014 but does not figure in the future plans of coach Maurizio Sarri having played just six times all season.On Saturday, Fabregas made a tearful farewell to Chelsea fans in the 2-0 FA Cup win over Nottingham Forest at Stamford Bridge where he had a penalty saved.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Work is on track at Sol Plaatje University

first_img25 March 2015Sol Plaatje University in Kimberley is on track for its student intake in 2016.The deputy minister of higher education and training, Mduduzi Manana, visited the construction site in the Northern Cape capital on 24 March, where four cranes were keeping the building programme on track. Manana said he was satisfied with progress made on infrastructure.“The briefing I received this morning and the visit to the construction site gives me tremendous confidence that all the deadlines for ensuring the successful delivery of the infrastructure necessary to accommodate the 2016 student intake will be met,” he said.“I have witnessed the evidence of the close co-operation between the different spheres of government. The Sol Plaatje Municipality has been single-minded in its determination to support the development of the university by expediting the required approval processes and supporting the social and economic development aspects of the project, among others.”Work undertaken to deliver the infrastructure for this year’s student intake of 370 had been of a high quality.The university’s central campus is part of this phase of construction. It will encompass completing six of the envisaged eight multi-storey buildings at an estimated construction cost of over R900-million. The buildings will include laboratories, lecture auditoriums and teaching facilities, academic offices, libraries, residences and student facilities.In total, the construction of more than 50 000 square metres of new buildings will accommodate the planned 2016 and 2017 student numbers. Together with the existing 2014 and 2015 provision, on campus residences will accommodate about 700 students for the 2016 academic year.Manana acknowledged the efforts being made to ensure that the province benefited from the investment in the university infrastructure. Construction procurement requires the main contractors to use local labour, suppliers and sub-contractors; and to focus on broad-based black economic empowerment and skills development.The deputy minister was also pleased with the academic performance of the university in its first year of its existence. He emphasised that in addition to high quality academic teaching and sound governance, it was necessary to have in place the infrastructure to sustain the level of academic performance.Of the students registered in 2014, 80% passed all their first-year courses with an average course pass rate of 87%.Manana also congratulated Professor Yunus Ballim on his appointment as the vice- chancellor. “I wish you well in laying the foundations for a university that will provide innovative and high quality academic programmes.”Sol Plaatje University is one of three universities the government is building. The others are the University of Mpumalanga and the Sefako Makgatho Health and Allied Sciences University, which is a result of the unbundling of Medunsa from the University of Limpopo.Higher Education and Training spokesperson Sibusiso Mlangeni said the new universities would go a long way towards increasing access to post-school education and training. They will also contribute to the National Development Plan goal of increasing higher education enrolments by 2030.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

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What Homeowners Think About Clean Energy

first_imgWhat motivates people to buy clean energyA whopping 87 percent of those polled said that renewables are important to the country’s energy future, but it is “saving money” rather than “reducing my environmental impact” that emerges as the most important factor in decisions to buy clean energy products and services. Saving money got 82 percent of the vote, while reducing environmental impact had 34 percent.“Sustained double-digit growth rates for more than a decade reflect the long-term nature of this current shift to more efficient, cleaner, and environmentally friendly products and services,” the report says. “But don’t be mistaken; as our research clearly points out, it is cost savings, much more than environmental factors, that are driving this monumental shift.”The most popular energy upgrades people were planning in the coming year included a couple that have a relatively low cost — LED light bulbs (27 percent) and smart thermostats (12 percent) — while very few people were planning on big-ticket purchases such as photovoltaic panels (6 percent), electric vehicles (4 percent), or heat pumps (4 percent).Support for electric and hybrid vehicles dropped from last year, but the report points out that oil prices also dipped dramatically. Enthusiasm for solar power and other clean-energy choices “held steady.” Solar and wind energy enjoy broad popular support as the preferred energy sources for the future among U.S. homeowners, regardless of age or political affiliation, according to a new survey.SolarCity, a solar installer, and Clean Edge, a marketing research firm, jointly sponsored the survey for a second year, polling 1,400 randomly selected homeowners about renewable energy, energy efficiency, conventional energy, transportation, and a number of related topics.Half of all those surveyed identified solar energy as the most important energy source for the nation’s future, and it didn’t seem to matter where they lived or how they identified themselves politically. Wind was second with 42 percent of all homeowners, followed by natural gas (33 percent), energy efficiency (25 percent), oil (17 percent), hydro (17 percent) and nuclear power (14 percent).Power sources with the least public support were geothermal (10 percent), coal (8 percent) and biofuel/biomass (7 percent).Solar was popular across the board, but age did seem to play a role in support for both natural gas and nuclear power, the survey found, with older respondents looking on them more favorably than younger ones. For example, 43 percent of those over 70 said they favored natural gas while only 27 percent of those between 18 and 24 agreed. When asked about nuclear power, 24 percent of those over 70 were favorable but only 1 percent of those 18-24 said they were. Other findingsHere are some other key findings:Saving money is the biggest motivator for people, but 65 percent of the respondents said they “consider or investigate” the environmental impact of their major buying decisions at least some of the time, and 75 percent said they were taking some steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Most Democrats (82 percent) and two-thirds of all Republican respondents (67 percent) said that they support federal incentives for wind and solar energy purchases. The number of Independent voters supporting incentives was 72 percent.When asked whether they agreed with efforts by electric utilities to charge fees for the installation of grid-connected PV, 61 percent said no (and 43 percent strongly opposed). Opposition was stronger among Republicans (66 percent) than Democrats (53 percent).Green building remains popular. The number of buildings winning LEED certification hit 5,800 in 2013, a compounded annual growth rate of 56 percent over 11 years. The number of Energy Star homes built in 2013 reached 77,000, a market share of 13 percent.last_img read more

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How to Use FREE Cinematic Video Effects with Your Footage

first_img1. Volumetric Light and Dust ElementsOur very own cinematography wizard Todd Blankenship shot these light elements in our studio. He wanted them for his own elements, so he just went ahead and made them. (Appreciate ya, Todd!)So, as you can see Josh (Sonduck) drags the clip over his footage and scales it up to fit the screen. Once you have the clip where you want it, change the blend mode to “Screen” — or “Overlay,” or whatever you’d like (it doesn’t matter if you’re in Premiere or After Effects). Because you’re dealing with a “light” element, you can play with the blend mode to fit whatever mood or aesthetic you want.Download the FREE Volumetric Light pack here.2. Fog OverlaysNobody loves fog like Todd. It’s kind of weird; you can see how happy he gets here. But, as long as he keeps giving us these fire freebie packs, I’m not complaining. Josh throws one of these 4K clips over his moody nighttime clip and adjusts the blend mode as before. However, this time the fog is a little too intense, so he goes to Effect > Color Correction > Curves and brings it down to a more manageable level. It’s as easy as that!Download the FREE Fog pack here.3. Light LeaksLight leaks are the unsung heroes of post-production. They can instantly turn a boring transition into something dreamy and filmic. Josh throws our Light Leak freebie pack over a bright, happy scene and sets the blend mode to “Screen.” Again, you can choose whichever blend mode you like.Download the FREE Light Leak pack here.4. ParticlesParticles are little bit trickier. It’s hard to composite realistic-looking particles into your shot, but Josh shows us a few tricks with his video. First you can add a bit of Noise to the shot. Then once you’ve done this, go to Effect > Camera Lens Blur, which will just blend the particles a little bit better. We don’t offer any free particles packs, but we do have a giant pack of over 150 4K particle effects over on RocketStock. The pack is called “Collider,” and it’s truly insane how much you get with it. Check it out here.(For an old but FREE pack of particles, look no further than our savior Andrew Kramer with his pack on Video Copilot here.)And honestly the volumetric light pack has dust elements inside it. So, you can always use those elements as well.5. Lens Flares Lens flares will never go out of style. There, I said it. I know a lot of people (and famous directors) overuse them, but used appropriately and minimally, they can still pack a punch. Josh explains that you need a shot with your light source leaking in from one side of the frame. That way the lens flare makes sense in the shot (practicals work best for this). So add the clip, set the blend mode to “Add,” then play with the position, scale, and opacity of the flare.Download the FREE Anamorphic Lens Flare pack here.Looking for more film and video production tips? Check these out.Building The Ultimate, High-Versatility Cinema Camera PackageHow to Create a Mid-’90s DV Camcorder Look in After EffectsQuick Tips: Improving Your Product Shots and CommercialsIntroducing the Yeti Nano from Blue MicrophonesThe Whys and Hows of Tracking: Handheld vs. Stabilized In this post-production roundup, we go over 5 different ways you can add some FREE cinematic video effects to your footage.Okay, hear me out. You’ve probably seen these videos on YouTube a million times — “How to Make Your Footage Look Cinematic,” and the video is basically some dude sitting in front of the camera for 14 minutes telling you to shoot at magic hour. Well, that’s great and everything, but thank goodness we have channels like SonduckFilm that get right to the point with actual advice and materials to help you out. In his latest tutorials, he actually takes some of our old freebies and applies them to footage. Let’s take a look at what you can expect when you download these free elements.last_img read more

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GALLERY: UAAP Season 80 opening ceremony

first_imgADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary LATEST STORIES Gilas taps Austin, Akhuetie for Fiba Asia Champions Cup Former Ateneo volleyball player Alyssa Valdez during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer Ateneo volleyball player Alyssa Valdez during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNU Standout Danny Ildefonso during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNU tennis ace Tin Patrimonio during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJoe Lipa, Ronnie Magsanoc and Pia Cayetano lead former UP standouts during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netSen. Pia Cayetano during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer UST Growling Tigers Cyrus Baguio and Dylan Ababou during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer FEU Tamaraws RR Garcia and Terrence Romeo during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer FEU star Rachel Anne Daquis during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU volleybelles Rachel An Daquis and Bernadeth Pons during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNU’s Bobby Ray Parks and FEU’s Terrence Romeo exchange high-fives during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFEU crowd during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netFormer La Salle star Renren Ritualo during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLa Salle legends during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netNU standouts during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTisha Dominguez-Abundo during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUST legends during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPerformers during the UAAP Season 80 opening ceremonies at Mall of Asia Arena Saturday, September 9. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong Citycenter_img BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Read Next Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

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La Salle clings on after dispatching Letran in Filoil

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle got another gasp of air in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup after dealing Letran a 93-77 beating Friday at the tournament’s namesake arena in San Juan.The Green Archers capped off the eliminations with a 5-3 record in Group A but an Ateneo win later in the day would eliminate the defending UAAP champions.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Green trolls Cavs with ‘Quickie’ shirt, LeBron reacts For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jerrick Balanza led the 1-7 Knights with 22 points while Bong Quinto added 14 points, nine boards, and five assists. Ben Mbala powered La Salle with 45 points, 17 rebounds, and three blocks while Ricci Rivero added 17 points, five assists, five rebounds, five steals and two blocks.La Salle head coach Aldin Ayo said whatever they do in the pre-season tournament is all in preparation for their title defense in the UAAP.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Everything we do right now are all just in preparation for the UAAP and one good thing that happened today was we had a high number in assists,” said Ayo. “We’re moving the ball well.”“And I’m not conscious with our outcome here in the preseason because we’re in the process of rebuilding our team and what’s important is the UAAP.” Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken What ‘missteps’? MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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ACC Media Picks Clemson To Win The Conference

first_imgACC media poll picks Clemson to win the conference.ACC Media PollFlorida State’s football program has won the ACC for the last three seasons. A new champion is expected in the conference this fall. At ACC Kickoff, the media selected Clemson to win the conference. The Tigers haven’t won the league since 2011. Clemson picked to win ACC over FSU by 84 to 41 ballots at ACC Media Day. GT favored in its division.— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) July 21, 2015The 2015 #ACCKickoff preseason poll, led by @ClemsonFB, has been released: http://t.co/mMOK526V4V pic.twitter.com/WGrdXdxpd6— ACC Football (@theACCfootball) July 21, 2015It should be a good year in the ACC.last_img read more

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